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musccy  
#21 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 4:01:43 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
I think it goes back to this old adage.. release them one year early instead of one year late.

Charles is right about up against the break point of being an impact player yet.... might be beyond it.. or just in front of it.


Exactly.

This and the Driver move took some balls and I'm glad I'm not the one having to make the moves, but they're both the right things to do.
porky88  
#22 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 5:42:00 PM(UTC)
He was my current favorite Packer. I just loved the way he plays the game. I wish Green Bay would attempt to bring him back, but it sounds as if they want to move on. It's disappointing, but the NFL is a business and the Packers have other priorities. The secondary doesn’t have many tacklers, so his departure is a huge omission in that regard. However, it’s his leadership that Green Bay will have trouble replacing.
nerdmann  
#23 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 5:50:23 PM(UTC)
I think he makes the HoF.
Mucky Tundra  
#24 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 6:21:24 PM(UTC)
Gonna miss him a lot. Always seemed to be making big plays and he seemed to turn a corner in his life when he came to GB. You wanted to root for the guy. The story of his Super Bowl injury and halftime speech still gets to me.
dfosterf  
#25 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 7:40:12 PM(UTC)
It wasn't the same feeling as when DD retired. Who can't love the current version of a CW, but he had issues along the way.

It surprised me a little, I wish him the best.

User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#26 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 8:55:37 PM(UTC)
This was tough call, even if he had agreed to a paycut. His decline with speed and quickness over the last two years was vast. And throwing him in at safety with 2 recent collarbone injuries was not a real good decision. I hope Charles makes the decision to retire like Driver did. It's not enjoyable watching these older player decline, and I don't understand why some of them insist on risking injury.

I have two awesome Woodson jerseys, I'll always cherish. Good luck Charles with all you do in the future, and thanks for all you did with charities. We'll keep our fingers crossed that you wear your Green & Gold jersey into the Hall of Fame one day.
nerdmann  
#27 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2013 9:38:50 PM(UTC)
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
This was tough call, even if he had agreed to a paycut. His decline with speed and quickness over the last two years was vast. And throwing him in at safety with 2 recent collarbone injuries was not a real good decision. I hope Charles makes the decision to retire like Driver did. It's not enjoyable watching these older player decline, and I don't understand why some of them insist on risking injury.

I have two awesome Woodson jerseys, I'll always cherish. Good luck Charles with all you do in the future, and thanks for all you did with charities. We'll keep our fingers crossed that you wear your Green & Gold jersey into the Hall of Fame one day.


Part of it was how well Hayward played.

Dude won't retire by choice without the all time pick six record. Hope he gets it too.
play2win  
#28 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:08:53 AM(UTC)
I wish Charles well. Financially, the move had to be made with his loss of speed and two collar bone breaks. I loved watching him play for the Packers. Remarkable talent.
Cheesey  
#29 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:59:41 AM(UTC)
The salary cap takes another one down.
You only have so much money, and you have an aging player who is at or close to the end. Ted Thompson did what he had to do. Not easy to see a favorite player go, but that's today's professional sports.
PackerTraxx  
#30 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:26:03 AM(UTC)
I'm sad to see CW go and I too hope he gets the pick 6 record. Wish he would have come back at a reduced salary because that's going to happen no matter where he goes, nobody is going to pay 10 mil a year. Who knows if there was much effort put into that. But I am glad we have a GM that makes the tough decisions for the good of the team.
Zero2Cool  
#31 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:47:49 PM(UTC)
It'd be nice if people could answer questions I ask, rather than waiting for me to find the answers. Buttheads! :)

Pete Dougherty said:
The agent for Charles Woodson said that as far as he knows, the Packers didn’t discuss reducing Charles Woodson’s contract before deciding to release him today.

Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, said that based on his telephone conversation with Woodson today, the Packers called Woodson to their offices to inform him of their decision. Woodson was going to make $10 million in salary and bonuses this year.

“I know there’s a salary-cap issue because of the kind of money he was going to make this year,” Poston told the Press-Gazette “But I don’t know that they even – they didn’t talk to me at all, they just talked to Charles. Charles didn’t bring (a pay cut) up, so I have to think they didn’t mention it. I think they just felt they needed to go in a different direction.”

Poston said his understanding is that general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy met with Woodson to deliver the news.

“They met this morning,” Poston said, “talked face to face, it was a brief meeting. He said they thanked him for everything he brought to the table, they said, ‘Charles, you’re one of the greatest to ever play the game and we wanted to thank you for everything.’ He thanked them for the opportunity. I guess they kind of hugged and ‘farewell.’”

Poston also said that the 36-year-old Woodson was not upset at Thompson and McCarthy for their decision.

“Oh no, he just looked at it as a part of business,” Poston said. “I asked him, I said ‘How do you feel?’ He said, ‘I’m fine. I’m just going to sit back and spend some time with my wife and kids. I’m good.’ I was a little worried, because when we did the (contract) extension (in 2010), the whole idea behind the extension was he was going to retire a Packer and hopefully go into the (Pro Football) Hall of Fame as a Packer. That’s not to say he won’t, but I just thought that was the clear path and he’d retire a Packer.”

Poston said Woodson definitely intends on playing this season.

"He told me, 'Carl, I’ve got the bug,'" Poston said. "I want to win another Super Bowl. I was hoping it was going to be with Green Bay, I thought I was going to retire a Packer. But it takes two to dance, and if they don’t want to dance I have to find somebody else to do it.'"
wpr  
#32 Posted : Saturday, February 16, 2013 1:47:26 PM(UTC)
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Dulak  
#33 Posted : Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:41:07 AM(UTC)
geez - why do they have to release him? cant they just cut his pay a bit? ... ya he was a bit slower but like people have said a Great leader on the team ... damn think of those 2 years leading up to the SB ... during preseason he was saying SB or bust ...

he's got his eyes on the prize - I want him on our team just for the motivation for our team
shield4life  
#34 Posted : Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:10:17 AM(UTC)
Sucks for Woody but some players need to understand that you eventually hit a decline. I love Woodson but his gotten much slower and his injury didn't help. Wish him good luck in the future but I don't see him playing more then 1 - 2 years max.
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